Opinion

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Wandering Wraeclast: Path of Exile studio Grinding Gear Games earns respect by showing respect

This is Grinding Gear Games. Grinding Gear Games recently acknowledged that some Path of Exile players were unhappy about a few topics and accepted...

Lawful Neutral: The war over Star Citizen in Crytek v. Cloud Imperium Games

Hello citizens! Today, I'm going to talk about a little game that's been flying under the radar and I think deserves some air time:...
Sit back and enjoy the show.

WoW Factor: Why Legion 2 wouldn’t win back the World of Warcraft crowd

Let's talk about fan expectations and naked fanservice for a bit. In fact, let's start with the Power Nine from Magic: the Gathering, and...

The Daily Grind: When’s the ideal daily reset for an MMORPG?

Ready your timezone clocks, folks: MOP Black Desert columnist Carlo proposed this topic for the Daily Grind today. "I'm in Chicago right now, so...

Massively Overthinking: Super wrong snap judgments of MMORPGs

The year was 2004, and the month was May. My guild was growing increasingly frustrated with Star Wars Galaxies' slow development pace, so...
So, bye.

Vague Patch Notes: MMOs are not the same as your single-player games with servers

Recently, I've been trying to get into Bloodborne. This isn't a result of my disliking the Souls franchise as a whole, just that it's never...
I AM SO GREAT! *clap* I AM SO GREAT!

The Daily Grind: What do you think about ‘gear peacocks’ in MMOs?

Every so often, usually when it comes to World of Warcraft, I hear what I've always thought of as the Peacock Defense for making...
TI-header-necromancer

Tamriel Infinium: ‘Dying’ to know more about Necromancers in The Elder Scrolls Online

One of the most exciting features included in The Elder Scrolls Online's Elsweyr chapter update is the addition of a new playable class,...
Black Desert

Perfect Ten: Tips for fighting an MMORPG boss for the first time

Ahh! That header scared me, and I'm the one who picked it! But that's where adventure leads you, right into the maw of something...

The Daily Grind: What silly little change has ever gotten you all excited to log in to an MMO?

It doesn't always take a massive content drop to make this short gamer giddy and excited. Sometimes it's the silliest of little things, like...

Choose My Adventure: The simple joys of RuneScape and duo gameplay

I've often wondered to myself why there seem to be so many in-development MMORPGs that stubbornly and desperately cling to the idea of the...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2 needs real housing

There is no shortage of things to do in Guild Wars 2. Wandering around the world and exploring is a joy, and...
The elf is superfluous in this scenario.

The Daily Grind: Are you a murderhobo in MMORPGs?

I am not sure who first coined the term murderhobo, but I know I personally picked it up from Massively and MOP alum Jef...

Not So Massively: Yearning for an MMO future free of loot

Throughout all of the Drama over Anthem's loot issues, I've just been rolling my eyes. Not because I think Bioware screwed up --...
Where are we and why.

Wisdom of Nym: Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood in review – side stories, part two

If I'm being entirely honest, I could probably stretch this series out even further from having two columns on side stories in Final...
No galaxy brain here.

The Daily Grind: How do you explain MMORPGs to non-gamers?

Last week, I did an interview trying to explain exactly what was going on with the whole City of Heroes drama. Almost immediately,...

Battle Bards Episode 143: Rappelz

It may see itself as an “old school fantasy MMO,” but Rappelz’ soundtrack is a great mixture of old and new, traditional and experimental....

MMO Cartographer: Exploring Richard Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar

Since my last report from the field, I have been exploring Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues, a game developed by Portalarium, described...
Fwoosh.

The Daily Grind: How much preparation do you do for big MMO updates?

There has never yet been an MMO expansion for a game I'm playing that has not prompted an elaborate plan to prepare from me....

Into the Super-verse: Six things that made Marvel Heroes great

With all of the City of Heroes revival talk lately, our office chat turned in the direction of other MMOs we'd love to...

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